Buses to Bath City Centre (SouthGate) and to Royal United Hospital.

Bath Park & Ride services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Please note that on Christmas Eve, 24 December, the last Bath Park & Ride services will be at 8pm from Bath City Centre to all Park & Ride sites.

There will be no Bath Park & Ride services on Christmas Day, 25 December.

Please note that the routes in the map below are merely indicative. Refer to each service’s official route map to see actual stops and route.

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Bus services information

Park & Ride sites offer an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus into Bath. The Odd Down Park & Ride site provides fully wheelchair-accessible services to both the City Centre (Service 41) and the Royal United Hospital (Service 4 Mondays to Sundays and some Public Holidays).

  • Service 41 – From Odd Down Park & Ride to SouthGate, Bath City Centre. Every 12-15 minutes. Journey time is about 10 minutes to SouthGate. This service can only be used by passengers who start or end their journey at the Park & Ride site. On the way into the city centre passengers can get OFF at Bear Flat, Oldfield Road or St Mary’s Buildings, but cannot get ON at those stops (they can also stay on until the final stop at SouthGate). On the way back to the site as well as SouthGate passengers can get ON at St Mary’s Buildings, Oldfield Road or Bear Flat, however passengers cannot get OFF at those stops, or any other stops before the Park & Ride site.
  • Service 4 – Service 4 operates Monday to Sunday (and some Public Holidays) between Odd Down Park & Ride site and Royal United Hospital via Bear Flat, Bath City Centre, and Lower Weston. Getting on or off the bus is allowed at any stop along the route.

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 414
OperatorFirstFirst
Types of payment accepted• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
Travelcards
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating daysEvery day except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s DayMonday to Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
First bus from Park & Ride site• 06:15 Monday to Saturday
• 09:30 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
• 05:37 Monday to Friday
• 06:27 Saturday
• 06:25 Sunday and Public Holidays
Last busFrom City Centre (SouthGate)
• 20:30 Monday to Saturday
• 18:00 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
From Weston, Haviland Park:
• 18:22 Monday to Friday
• 19:02 Saturday
• 18:44 Sunday and Public Holidays

From Combe Park, Royal United Hospital
• 18:36 Monday to Friday
• 19:07 Saturday
• 18:49 Sunday and Public Holidays

Later buses terminate at Odd Down, Lodge Gardens
FaresSee fares for service 41See fares for service 4
Route & TimetableBus service 41 route and timetableBus service 4 route and timetable
Lost propertyContact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.Contact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.
Service feedback and additional infoContact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.Contact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.


Service 41 fares

The fares below apply only to services 21 (Newbridge Park & Ride), 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride) and 41 (Odd Down Park & Ride). The operator’s regular bus fares apply to services 4 (Odd Down Park & Ride).

Ticket nameAdult
Adult return ticket

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£3.60
Group return ticket on weekdays from 9:30 (two adults)
Group return ticket (two adults)

Available after 09:30 Monday to Friday

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£5.40
Bath Zone Group day ticket
Bath Zone Group day ticket

Unlimited travel for up to 5 people on all First bus services in the Bath Zone – valid after 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£11.20
10 single journeys (for use at any time)
10 single journeys (for use at any time)

Can be bought via the First Bus App.

Available to buy from the First Bus App.
£14.40
Service 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride)Please note, Park & Ride fares only apply to journeys that start or end at the Park & Ride site. For all other trips, First’s usual Bath Zone fare tariffs apply.
  • Holders of English National Concessionary Passes can travel for free after 09:00 on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Up to 5 children (under 16) can travel for free with each fare-paying adult
  • First day and season tickets can be used on Bath Park & Ride. Day & week multi-operator Rider tickets are also accepted
  • Children up to the age of 4 travel free with fare paying adults

Site and parking info

Odd Down
Side of BathSouth
PostcodeBA2 8PA
Parking spaces1,230
Parking costParking is free to anyone catching the bus at the site.

If you don’t catch the bus:
People parking at the Park & Ride but not catching the bus will have to pay £1 for up to 3 hours parking, or £2 for parking up to 23:59 on the same day. Payments for parking at Odd Down Park & Ride must be made online on the MiPermit website or via the MiPermit app.

Parking time can be paid for at the time of parking or in advance, although paying in advance does not guarantee you a space.
Height restriction7’2” / 2.2m
Opening hoursOpen 24/7
Overnight parkingYes, at vehicle owner’s own risk.

If using the site to park your car for several days, please note that the parking charges apply for each day that you do not use the Park & Ride bus service.

For example, if you parked your car from Monday to Friday and use the bus to travel into Bath on the Monday, and return to your car on the Friday, parking charges would apply on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
ToiletsYes – Check if toilets are open to the public
Cycle parkingYes, but please be aware that cycle parking is limited.
Park & CycleNot allowed
  • Bath Park & Ride sites are open 24/7. Overnight parking is therefore permitted at the vehicle owner’s own risk. Please note that charges apply – see Parking costs above.

If you have any queries about parking, please contact Bath & North East Somerset Council parking services team on [email protected] or Bath & North East Somerset Council parking services team01225 477133.